By Subject

Try using some of these Library of Congress subject headings to locate books on Native education topics. You can use the Subject field in an Advanced Search in HOLLIS:

  • Affirmative Action Programs -- United States
  • Indians of North America -- Civil rights -- History 
  • Indians of North America -- Education
  • Indians of North America -- Ethnic Identity
  • Indians of North America -- History
  • Indians of North America -- Intellectual life -- 20th century
  • Indians of North America -- Land tenure
  • Indians of North America -- Migrations
  • Indians of North America -- Politics and government
  • Indians of North America -- Social conditions
  • Indians of North America -- Study and teaching -- United States.
  • Indians in literature
  • American literature -- Indian authors -- History and criticism
  • Civil rights movements -- United States -- History -- 20th century
  • [Headings for individual nations, e.g, Apache Indians, Cherokee Indians, Wampanoag Indians, etc.]

By Keyword

Think about the language of the time period you are exploring. For example, a keyword search to span American history would need to include a variety of terms. For example: indian* OR "native american" OR "native americans" OR "first peoples" OR "first nations"

By Widener Call Number

Some historical materials on Black education at Harvard are organized using the Widener Call Number system. You can try the following searches:

  • Visit the HOLLIS "Starts with/Browse" page
  • In the "Browse by" drop-down, select: "Call Number - Widener"
  • Enter "Educ 8560" 
    • Results related to Native education begin at call number range Educ 8560 to Educ 8595 
  • See HOLLIS Quick Tips for other advice on how to save searches, search results and more.

By Library of Congress Call Number

Some historical materials on Native education at Harvard are organized using the Library of Congress Call Number system. You can try the following searches:

  • Visit the HOLLIS "Starts with/Browse" page
  • In the "Browse by" drop-down, select: "Call Number - Library of Congress"
  • Enter:
    • "E97"
      • Results related to Native education are classified in E97
  • See HOLLIS Quick Tips for other advice on how to save searches, search results and more.

Finding Manuscripts & Archival Collections

This resource guide from Harvard Library may be helpful in your search for primary, archival and manuscript material at Harvard and in other collections outside the university.